A School of Choice


Why Choose Chatham Charter?

One of the first schools to receive a charter in North Carolina, Chatham Charter is one of the few K-12 public schools in the area. With more than 560 students in three buildings on 85+ acres in Siler City, the school focuses on college readiness, advanced instructional technology, and integration across grade levels and departments. Students come from multiple nearby counties and enjoy the hallmark family atmosphere that stems from small class sizes and low student-to-teacher ratio.


Chatham Charter is a tuition-free public school. To qualify to attend a North Carolina public school, a student must be a resident of North Carolina. County boundaries or school attendance areas do not affect charter school enrollment. Chatham Charter does not limit admission to students on the basis of intellectual ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, athletic ability, disability, race, creed, gender, national origin or ancestry.


The new student application period at Chatham Charter opens each year on September 1 at 9:00 am and closes at 5:00 pm on the last Friday of January. Applications are for the upcoming school year, not the current one. The online application will be posted on this page during that period of time. Current Chatham Charter students do not have to reapply.

Lottery Information

An electronic lottery is used because more students apply for admission than can be enrolled per grade level. The students in the lottery will be notified through email of their acceptance or placement on the waiting list for that application year.


Chatham Charter School administers all education programs, employment activities, and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, or other legally-protected classification.